WinAmp Users Beware! Do Not Download or Use Alternative "Skins" until Security Issue is Resolved

A vulnerability has recently been discovered in the multimedia application WinAmp, versions 3.x and 5.x, which allows an attacker to gain control of a user's machine. An attacker could set up a Web site offering hostile WinAmp skins for download by potential victims. Once installed and run, the hostile skin could provide an attacker with full control of the victim's machine. This vulnerability has been identified as "extremely critical."